PBP: Netherlands vs Germany: June 13 - Metalist Stadium [R]

Discussion in 'Group B - Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal' started by JaredSS07, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. LovingPortugal

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    That was a fine goal.
     
  2. LovingPortugal

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Did Robben just throw his shirt on the ground?
     
  3. Tuco

    Tuco Member

    May 6, 2005
    Amsterdam
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Didn't see that. If he did, it's far from clear. (didn't look like it wouldn't be something he'd do, from the looks of his face)
     
  4. LovingPortugal

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    He probably didn't, was funny to see him go over the Ads boards though lol
     
  5. Tuco

    Tuco Member

    May 6, 2005
    Amsterdam
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    close one!
     
  6. LovingPortugal

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  7. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Typical stuff from Germany and Holland, respectively. Under pressure, Germany gets it done, and Holland bottle it. Two very professional outings by Germany, who along with Spain, have to be favorites at this point. Holland need a miracle to get in. Too bad for them.
     
  8. Tuco

    Tuco Member

    May 6, 2005
    Amsterdam
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    The way Germany played, it looked like the Netherlands fielded a randomly selected assortment of players who, at the last minute, had to try and play like a team. It's confidence quickly sapped, Oranje had to rely on occassional spurts of individual brilliance.
     
  9. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    [​IMG]
     
  10. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Incredible to think The Netherlands still have a chance to qualify despite losing 2 games straight.

    Demonstrates how winning and losing is better than constantly drawing.
     
  11. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am hugely disappointed in that Holland display. They looked utterly uninterested until RVP's goal. After that there was a sense of urgency, but it was quickly squelched.

    Clearly Germany deserves a good deal of urgency-squelching credit, but there were times when Sneijder and Huntelaar and Rafa VdV were wandering around as if they had a 2 goal cushion. I'm quite perplexed -- I really thought they were going to come out strong in this tournament. Italy has already taken great strides from the debacle in South Africa, and even France looked more up for it.

    But as runners-up who were globally derided for playing an awful WC Final, and as a team that stormed through qualifying, I was hoping for more. Even the brilliant flash and rapid burn out of their Euro'08 campaign would be better than this.

    Congrats to Germany, though. They look very serious about it.
     
  12. d3rd3vil

    d3rd3vil Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Great game. That was more like the Germany we wanna see :)

    In the first half Germany was clearly better, they blocked everything! And again Netherlands can't score....well their problem :)

    But of course Netherlands have to win 2:0 or sth. like that against Portugal and Germany defeats Denmark then everything is under control :)
     
  13. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    yep , if holland win 2-0 against portugal and germany win 1-0 against denmark then both germany and holland will qualify for the next round , same as the first group every team here have a chance to qualify aswell
     
  14. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    just trying to confirm for Holland to advance they need to win by 2 goals vs. Portgual and hope Denmark loses right?
     
  15. d3rd3vil

    d3rd3vil Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Netherlands vs. Portugal 2:0 shouldn't be a problem ^^
    But not easy either :)
     
  16. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah but I could actually see Germany intentionally playing out a draw with the Danes to eliminate Holland.. well maybe not that, but I'm pretty sure Germany would love to eliminate Holland & Portgual at this stage as opposed to Denmark.. I don't mean that in a disrespectful way to the Danes but Holland were seen as genuine contenders in this tourney...
     
  17. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. Germany will play to win.
    But it won't matter, because unless Holland suddenly learn how to play as a team and defend, Portugal will not give up 2 unanswered goals to them.
     
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  18. Lusankya

    Lusankya Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Boateng Man of the Match for me. Was great how he saved that shot with his stomach. ;)
     
  19. federicobeatle

    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well, if as many of us suspect Germany wins this competition the only consolation is that almost all its major players have foreign names.
     
  20. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    How to win the ball a la Jogi:
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Tonight they have proven the opposite (same as it's been the case against Portugal after the 1:0). But well, Mr. Löw still doesn't see any need to bring perfect counter-attacking players like Reus, Götze or Schürrle after the interval in order to replace Podolski. Pretty weird. Thankfully for Germany, it didn't affect the results of both games.

    As expected, the German team clearly improved in playful aspect tonight and deservedly won the match against a very predictable Dutch squad, only facing some problems for 15 minutes in each half). Great goals from Gomez (who belied his critics) after also great assists from Schweinsteiger! :thumbsup:

    Quite interesting that despite 2 wins, Germany can still get eliminated in the case of a defeat against Denmark (if Portugal wins against Holland).
     
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  22. Zarastro

    Zarastro Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yeah Müller, Neuer, Lahm, Schwinsteiger sounding very foreign to me.
    But seriously, thats not surprising, considering how many people immigrated to Germany during the 50s and 60s. At least most of them were born in Germany (like Özil, Gomez), were born in former German territories (Klose) or came to Germany when they were very young (Podolski at the age of 6) so I don't think thats a problem anyway. Right now Germany has a problem with players who were born in Germany but decide to play for other countries (Sahin, Ekici, Chandler) than vice versa.
     
  23. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Ha ha. :ROFLMAO:
     
  24. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Why is that a consolation if some players have foreign names? :confused:

    Our British Royal Family has a German family name Mountbatten, they just changed it to Windsor to sound more English.
     
  25. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I actually think Portugal have a very strong chance of cracking Netherlands bad defence.
    As long as Ronaldo doesn't keep hitting Warsaw.

    It will be a very tough game.
     

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